My Personal Fundraising Page
Please join me in the fight against hunger in OUR community!
Did you know roughly 30% of students WITHIN District 200 are food insecure? YOU can help solve this problem by donating NOW to support our team!
Every month, since 2015, Team DISTRICT 200 SHARES has brought at least (1) mobile pantry to the District 200 Wheaton area (some months we have had 2 mobiles) - that's 52 mobile pantries! - feeding over 5,200 families.
Each mobile costs $1,700 and provides 1-2 weeks of nutritious food to our families, including: milk, eggs, meat, produce and various staples. At these mobile events our volunteers - often teachers, staff and PTA members - distribute anywhere from 7,000 - 9,000 lbs. of food. Our largest group of families to date was 190 families at one mobile event. Unfortunately, the need is not going anywhere. During January's polar vortex we had nearly 150 families come out to the mobile.
One of the reasons I love these mobile pantries, is that they also help families that do not make the “cut” for government assistance programs but are still struggling with tough choices every day - rent or electricity? medicine or food? new gym shoes for growing feet or dinner? 85% of families in need have at least one adult working, yet they are still struggling to provide healthy food for their family on a regular basis. We are giving them hope and the ability to keep their heads above water, at least for a little bit.
Please join me in making a difference in the lives of our neighbors right here in the Wheaton area who are hungry. The funds I raise will stay here, in our backyard, and will fill an empty plate of a hungry neighbor.
Did you know that every $1 donated helps provide $8 worth of groceries?
Please join me at the Foodie 5K or support my efforts with a donation that will build hope for a family in our community! Please share this message with those you know, because we can all do a little to help a lot.
Thanks in advance!